Meet the team behind Freelancer!

Directors
  • Matt Barrie
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    Matt Barrie

    Chief Executive Officer & Chairman BE (Hons I) BSc (Hons I) GDipAppFin MAppFin MSEE (Stanford) GAICD SEP FIEAust

    Matt Barrie is an award winning technology entrepreneur. He is Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, the world's largest freelancing marketplace connecting over 20 million professionals from around the globe, which has been awarded by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences ten Webby Awards, the "Internet's highest honour".

    Freelancer.com primarily connects small businesses and individuals from the western world with freelancers in the developing world, empowering entrepreneurs on both sides of the globe. Freelancer Limited listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2013 with a market capitalisation of over $1 billion.

    Matt is also Chief Executive of Escrow.com, a world leader in secure online payments with over US$2.7 billion in transactions secured.

    Matt was Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney where he taught Cryptography for fifteen years and, later, Technology Venture Creation. He is the co-author of over 20 US patent applications.

    Matt is a prolific speaker globally and has headlined at SXSW, The Summit Series, Tony Robbins, The Next Web, the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, BRW and the Economist.

    Previously he founded and was CEO of Sensory Networks Inc., a vendor of high performance network security processors which sold to Intel Corporation in 2013.

    In 2006, he was awarded the State Pearcey Award for contribution to the IT&T industry. In 2010 he was named Alumnus of the Year for the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. In 2011 he was named inaugural BRW Entrepreneur of the Year, by Australia's most prestigious business publication as well as the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2016 he was awarded Libertarian of the Year by the Australian Libertarian Society.

    For enquiries relating to speaking engagements, please email speaker@freelancer.com

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  • Darren Williams
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    Darren Williams

    Non-Executive Director BSc (Hons I) PhD (Computer Science) MAICD

    Darren transitioned from Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of Freelancer to Non-Executive Director in late 2015. In his time as an executive he was responsible day-to-day for strategic leadership of the company's operating and technical direction.

    Darren has experience in computer security, protocols, networking and software. Prior to joining Freelancer, Darren was a co-founder of Sensory Networks, a venture-backed network security hardware company, where he held the roles of Chief Technology Officer and subsequently Chief Executive Officer. Darren previously lectured in Computer Science at the University of Sydney in a variety of areas to postgraduates and undergraduates.

    Darren has authored numerous articles, patents and papers relating to security technology, software and networking, and has spoken at a number of international conferences. Darren holds a first class honours degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science specialising in computer networking from the University of Sydney.

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  • Simon Clausen
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    Simon Clausen

    Non-Executive Director

    Simon is a founding investor of Freelancer. Simon has more than 17 years experience in high growth technology businesses in both Australia and the United States. His technical expertise includes proficiency in multiple software development languages, computer security and vulnerability analysis, and he is co-author and inventor of a number of technology patents.

    Focusing on consumer-centric software and Internet enabled technology he founded, and was CEO of WinGuides, which later became PC Tools. With Simon as CEO PC Tools grew to over $100 million dollars in revenue, more than 250 employees and offices in 7 countries. PC Tools was acquired by Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) in October 2008 in one of Australia's largest ever technology acquisitions at the time. Following the acquisition Simon became a Vice President at Symantec, before leaving in 2009 and founding Startive Ventures, a specialised technology venture fund. Today, Startive actively maintains investments in a number of successful global start-ups and Simon acts as a Director and advisor to companies around the world.

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Senior Management
  • Neil Katz
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    Neil Katz

    Chief Financial Officer B Com (Hons) ACA / EPGC (Stanford)

    Neil Katz is the Chief Financial Officer at Freelancer and is responsible for the finance and administration functions of the Company. Since joining Freelancer in May 2009, Neil has been an integral part of the management team and has been involved in establishing the financial disciplines and internal controls of the Group.

    Neil has over 20 years experience in finance, accounting and general management. Neil has held CFO roles at a number of technology companies, including IPscape, Threatmetrix, Sensory Networks and Aptrix. Neil has experience and been involved in numerous private equity and venture capital raisings, obtaining multiple government grants, corporate restructuring and trade sale activities. In particular, Neil was involved in the sale of Aptrix to IBM. In these previous roles, Neil has provided financial guidance to assist in the growth and international expansion of these businesses. Neil has also provided consulting services to a number of smaller technology start-up companies in areas of commercialisation strategies and capital raising.

    Prior to his roles within the technology sector, Neil held senior finance positions in distribution and retail sectors, including at Checkpoint Systems.

    Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Financial Management obtained from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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  • Laurent Goudet
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    Laurent Goudet

    Chief Technology Officer BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science) (Honours), MSc (Embedded Systems) (Honours)

    Laurent Goudet is the Chief Technology Officer at Freelancer and is responsible for the technical direction of the company, ensuring alignment with its business goals. Prior to transitioning from Software Architect to Chief Technology Officer in early 2021, Laurent has been leading multiple technical initiatives, transforming the Web & native clients into mobile-friendly, fast, and reliable web applications, lifting the user experience and reducing the engineering costs.

    Prior to joining Freelancer in December 2013, Laurent worked as a Linux embedded systems software engineer, gaining the low-level knowledge needed to deeply understand the high-level software abstractions that compose a modern web application stack.

    Laurent holds a first-class honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Université de Marne-la-Vallée, France, a Master's degree in Embedded Systems Engineering from ESIEE Paris, France, and studied abroad at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California.

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  • Adam Byrnes
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    Adam Byrnes

    Vice President of Products & Growth BE (Electrical) (Hons I) / BSc (Adv) (Physics)

    Adam Byrnes is responsible for expanding Freelancer across the world, particularly into markets that are dominated by non-english native speakers, such as Asia and Latin-America. He leads teams in public relations, content, marketing and translation, and has been responsible for launching Freelancer's websites internationally, including 40 dedicated regional sites and 31 languages.

    Prior to joining Freelancer, Adam worked as a physics researcher at the University of Sydney in the field of photonics. During this time, he co-authored a number of academic papers in major physics journals and presented his work at the CLEO conference in California. Adam has also worked in information technology for Macquarie Group and Aalborg Industries.

    Adam holds a first-class honours degree in Electrical Engineering and Advanced Physics from the University of Sydney, and studied abroad at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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  • Yves Sy
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    Yves Sy

    Vice President of Operations BS CS (University of the Philippines, Manila)

    Yves Sy is the Vice President of Operations at Freelancer.com, where he is responsible for the company's global operations including strategy planning, internal policies, business continuity, and optimizing execution and delivery across engineering, people operations and support.

    Prior to joining Freelancer, Yves previously worked for several local and multinational companies, building scalable, critical systems for various sectors such as gaming, travel, non-government organizations, and advertising.

    A BS (Computer Science) graduate from the University of the Philippines Manila, Yves has more than 18 years of experience in the technology industry.

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    Sebastián Siseles

    Vice President, International JD (University of Buenos Aires) / MBA (University of Pittsburgh) / Marketing Diploma (FAECC, Argentina)

    Sebastián Siseles is responsible for creating, communicating, maintaining, and aligning the company's international expansion strategy for long-term, profitable growth, leading the team of regional directors and country managers worldwide. Sebastián is also directly involved and responsible for international launches, establishing and consolidating Freelancer's presence and growth in both developed and emerging markets, with special focus in managing company's operations across Latin America and Southern Europe. An Argentine entrepreneur with an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Sebastián has a background in law specialising in corporate finance and M&A and has taken post-graduate courses at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and the Southwestern University School of Law on International Business Transactions.

    Prior to joining Freelancer, Sebastián cofounded multiple Internet and communications companies and has also served as President, Director, General Counsel, and COO in different Internet and non-technology companies, while being part of a prestigious corporate law firm in Argentina.

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  • Shaun McMeeken
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    Shaun McMeeken

    Director of Enterprise Sales B Bus (Victoria) (Monash) (Virginia Tech)

    Shaun McMeeken is the Director of Enterprise Sales at Freelancer.com, where he supports Fortune 500 and similar organisations implement new talent models to optimise their workforce for the future. He was a member of the founding ANZ Executive Board at Groupon where he led the sales team as Vice President Sales and revenue grew from zero to $250M.

    Prior to that he worked as National Sales Manager with The Australian at News Corp. He led the sales team responsible for addressing national talent skill shortages and generating $70M of revenue from a portfolio of enterprise accounts across technology, higher education, media & marketing, commercial property, finance, law, aviation, professional services, mining & engineering, oil & gas, health & medical, Federal & State Governments, and international markets.

    He has also held sales, marketing and management positions with the Travel Corporation, Melbourne Airport and Thomas Cook in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Travel & Tourism Management from Victoria University and studied a Bachelor of Business in Banking & Finance at Monash University. At Victoria University he was awarded an academic scholarship to attend Virginia Tech in the USA, where he studied international trade.

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  • Andrew Boyton
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    Andrew Boyton

    Acting Vice President of Engineering BE (Software) BSc (Maths), PhD (Formal verification)

    Andrew is the Acting Vice President of Engineering for Freelancer, where he is responsible for leading the global engineering teams, defining and executing the company's long-term technical roadmap, and aligning engineering excellence with business goals.

    Prior to joining Freelancer in November 2014, Andrew worked at NICTA as a research engineer where he completed his PhD in formal verification of a microkernel, mathematically proving the correctness of system initialisation code for embedded systems. During that time he was the author of numerous papers and spoke at international conferences.

    Andrew holds first-class honours degree in Software Engineering, a Mathematics degree, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He also serves on the board of directors for two residential colleges—New College and New College Village at the University of New South Wales.

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  • Thomas George
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    Thomas George

    Director, Compliance B Com, Dip Law (LPAB)

    Thomas George is the Director and Head of Compliance at Freelancer. Thomas oversees the overall compliance environment within the Company. In this role, Thomas is responsible for the development and maintenance of the governance and compliance risk programs to support the business. Before joining Freelancer, Thomas worked for American Express as Director of Compliance.

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  • Raffaela Maiorano
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    Bryndis Henrikson

    Director of Global Operations, Managed Services BSc (MSU)

    Bryndis Henrikson is the Director of Global Operations. Bryndis is responsible for the success of the Managed Services team, ensuring successful client outcomes by delivering the right talent from our global talent pool to clients. Bryndis implements innovative management strategies which focus on building a mission-driven culture for Freelancer's employees and global network of freelancers. Bryndis is directly involved and responsible for NASA's crowdsourcing initiatives on Freelancer. Prior to Freelancer, Bryndis spent time designing and facilitating standards-based eLearning programs in Taiwan. Bryndis earned a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University where she studied and played on their NCAA field hockey team.

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    Raffaela Maiorano
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    Raffaela Maiorano

    Director of Legal and Compliance LLB (hons) Law United Kingdom

    Raffaela Maiorano is Director, Legal & Compliance at Freelancer and responsible for the legal and compliance functions of the Company. Raff is a Compliance (and Legal) professional with over 18 years experience in regulatory compliance, asset management, private equity and capital markets in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, Hong Kong and Australia. Raffaela has previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Asset Management (UK) and GLG Partners (formerly Societe Generale AM (UK) Limited).

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  • Helma Kusuma
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    Helma Kusuma

    Regional Manager, Asia BA - Public Relations (University of Indonesia)

    Helma Kusuma is responsible for driving the growth of Freelancer in Indonesia. Helma's activities include liaising with local media and stakeholders, seeking opportunities to market the brand and its local website, such as, but not limited to speaking at local conferences and media events, participating in meetings/organizing meet-ups among key stakeholders, organizing events, identifying sponsorship opportunities, building and strengthening Freelancer's brand, as well as taking responsibility for all communications activities in Indonesia as the company's spokesperson for a wide variety of media and blogger inquiries.

    A Communication graduate of the University of Indonesia, Helma has been in the Indonesian Communications & Public Relations industry for the last 17 years. With her in-depth knowledge of different industries sharpened by experience, Helma has led the communication teams of several local and multinational companies such as NurZahra Indonesia, Ristra Group, MNC Skyvision, Santika Premier Jakarta Hotel, and Kapital's English magazine. Prior to Freelancer, she had also managed her own local PR firm, servicing local and regional clients across Asia such as National Geographic Asia Channel, ESPN Star Sports Asia Channel, Panasonic Gobel Indonesia, and many more.

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Matt Barrie
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Matt Barrie

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman BE (Hons I) BSc (Hons I) GDipAppFin MAppFin MSEE (Stanford) GAICD SEP FIEAust

Matt Barrie is an award winning technology entrepreneur. He is Chief Executive of Freelancer.com, the world's largest freelancing marketplace connecting over 20 million professionals from around the globe, which has been awarded by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences ten Webby Awards, the "Internet's highest honour".

Freelancer.com primarily connects small businesses and individuals from the western world with freelancers in the developing world, empowering entrepreneurs on both sides of the globe. Freelancer Limited listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2013 with a market capitalisation of over $1 billion.

Matt is also Chief Executive of Escrow.com, a world leader in secure online payments with over US$2.7 billion in transactions secured.

Matt was Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney where he taught Cryptography for fifteen years and, later, Technology Venture Creation. He is the co-author of over 20 US patent applications.

Matt is a prolific speaker globally and has headlined at SXSW, The Summit Series, Tony Robbins, The Next Web, the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, BRW and the Economist.

Previously he founded and was CEO of Sensory Networks Inc., a vendor of high performance network security processors which sold to Intel Corporation in 2013.

In 2006, he was awarded the State Pearcey Award for contribution to the IT&T industry. In 2010 he was named Alumnus of the Year for the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. In 2011 he was named inaugural BRW Entrepreneur of the Year, by Australia's most prestigious business publication as well as the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2016 he was awarded Libertarian of the Year by the Australian Libertarian Society.

For enquiries relating to speaking engagements, please email speaker@freelancer.com

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Darren Williams
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Darren Williams

Non-Executive Director BSc (Hons I) PhD (Computer Science) MAICD

Darren transitioned from Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of Freelancer to Non-Executive Director in late 2015. In his time as an executive he was responsible day-to-day for strategic leadership of the company's operating and technical direction.

Darren has experience in computer security, protocols, networking and software. Prior to joining Freelancer, Darren was a co-founder of Sensory Networks, a venture-backed network security hardware company, where he held the roles of Chief Technology Officer and subsequently Chief Executive Officer. Darren previously lectured in Computer Science at the University of Sydney in a variety of areas to postgraduates and undergraduates.

Darren has authored numerous articles, patents and papers relating to security technology, software and networking, and has spoken at a number of international conferences. Darren holds a first class honours degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science specialising in computer networking from the University of Sydney.

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Simon Clausen
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Simon Clausen

Non-Executive Director

Simon is a founding investor of Freelancer. Simon has more than 17 years experience in high growth technology businesses in both Australia and the United States. His technical expertise includes proficiency in multiple software development languages, computer security and vulnerability analysis, and he is co-author and inventor of a number of technology patents.

Focusing on consumer-centric software and Internet enabled technology he founded, and was CEO of WinGuides, which later became PC Tools. With Simon as CEO PC Tools grew to over $100 million dollars in revenue, more than 250 employees and offices in 7 countries. PC Tools was acquired by Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) in October 2008 in one of Australia's largest ever technology acquisitions at the time. Following the acquisition Simon became a Vice President at Symantec, before leaving in 2009 and founding Startive Ventures, a specialised technology venture fund. Today, Startive actively maintains investments in a number of successful global start-ups and Simon acts as a Director and advisor to companies around the world.

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Neil Katz
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Neil Katz

Chief Financial Officer B Com (Hons) ACA / EPGC (Stanford)

Neil Katz is the Chief Financial Officer at Freelancer and is responsible for the finance and administration functions of the Company. Since joining Freelancer in May 2009, Neil has been an integral part of the management team and has been involved in establishing the financial disciplines and internal controls of the Group.

Neil has over 20 years experience in finance, accounting and general management. Neil has held CFO roles at a number of technology companies, including IPscape, Threatmetrix, Sensory Networks and Aptrix. Neil has experience and been involved in numerous private equity and venture capital raisings, obtaining multiple government grants, corporate restructuring and trade sale activities. In particular, Neil was involved in the sale of Aptrix to IBM. In these previous roles, Neil has provided financial guidance to assist in the growth and international expansion of these businesses. Neil has also provided consulting services to a number of smaller technology start-up companies in areas of commercialisation strategies and capital raising.

Prior to his roles within the technology sector, Neil held senior finance positions in distribution and retail sectors, including at Checkpoint Systems.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Financial Management obtained from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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Laurent Goudet
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Laurent Goudet

Chief Technology Officer BSc (Mathematics and Computer Science) (Honours), MSc (Embedded Systems) (Honours)

Laurent Goudet is the Chief Technology Officer at Freelancer and is responsible for the technical direction of the company, ensuring alignment with its business goals. Prior to transitioning from Software Architect to Chief Technology Officer in early 2021, Laurent has been leading multiple technical initiatives, transforming the Web & native clients into mobile-friendly, fast, and reliable web applications, lifting the user experience and reducing the engineering costs.

Prior to joining Freelancer in December 2013, Laurent worked as a Linux embedded systems software engineer, gaining the low-level knowledge needed to deeply understand the high-level software abstractions that compose a modern web application stack.

Laurent holds a first-class honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Université de Marne-la-Vallée, France, a Master's degree in Embedded Systems Engineering from ESIEE Paris, France, and studied abroad at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California.

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Andrew Boyton
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Andrew Boyton

Acting Vice President of Engineering BE (Software) BSc (Maths), PhD (Formal verification)

Andrew is the Acting Vice President of Engineering for Freelancer, where he is responsible for leading the global engineering teams, defining and executing the company's long-term technical roadmap, and aligning engineering excellence with business goals.

Prior to joining Freelancer in November 2014, Andrew worked at NICTA as a research engineer where he completed his PhD in formal verification of a microkernel, mathematically proving the correctness of system initialisation code for embedded systems. During that time he was the author of numerous papers and spoke at international conferences.

Andrew holds first-class honours degree in Software Engineering, a Mathematics degree, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He also serves on the board of directors for two residential colleges—New College and New College Village at the University of New South Wales.

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Yves Sy
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Yves Sy

Vice President of Operations BS CS (University of the Philippines, Manila)

Yves Sy is the Vice President of Operations at Freelancer.com, where he is responsible for the company's global operations including strategy planning, internal policies, business continuity, and optimizing execution and delivery across engineering, people operations and support.

Prior to joining Freelancer, Yves previously worked for several local and multinational companies, building scalable, critical systems for various sectors such as gaming, travel, non-government organizations, and advertising.

A BS (Computer Science) graduate from the University of the Philippines Manila, Yves has more than 18 years of experience in the technology industry.

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Thomas George
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Thomas George

Director, Compliance B Com, Dip Law (LPAB)

Thomas George is the Director and Head of Compliance at Freelancer. Thomas oversees the overall compliance environment within the Company. In this role, Thomas is responsible for the development and maintenance of the governance and compliance risk programs to support the business. Before joining Freelancer, Thomas worked for American Express as Director of Compliance.

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Raffaela Maiorano
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Raffaela Maiorano

Director of Legal and Compliance LLB (hons) Law United Kingdom

Raffaela Maiorano is Director, Legal & Compliance at Freelancer and responsible for the legal and compliance functions of the Company. Raff is a Compliance (and Legal) professional with over 18 years experience in regulatory compliance, asset management, private equity and capital markets in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, Hong Kong and Australia. Raffaela has previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Asset Management (UK) and GLG Partners (formerly Societe Generale AM (UK) Limited).

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Raffaela Maiorano
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Bryndis Henrikson

Director of Global Operations, Managed Services BSc (MSU)

Bryndis Henrikson is the Director of Global Operations. Bryndis is responsible for the success of the Managed Services team, ensuring successful client outcomes by delivering the right talent from our global talent pool to clients. Bryndis implements innovative management strategies which focus on building a mission-driven culture for Freelancer's employees and global network of freelancers. Bryndis is directly involved and responsible for NASA's crowdsourcing initiatives on Freelancer. Prior to Freelancer, Bryndis spent time designing and facilitating standards-based eLearning programs in Taiwan. Bryndis earned a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University where she studied and played on their NCAA field hockey team.

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Shaun McMeeken
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Shaun McMeeken

Director of Enterprise Sales B Bus (Victoria) (Monash) (Virginia Tech)

Shaun McMeeken is the Director of Enterprise Sales at Freelancer.com, where he supports Fortune 500 and similar organisations implement new talent models to optimise their workforce for the future. He was a member of the founding ANZ Executive Board at Groupon where he led the sales team as Vice President Sales and revenue grew from zero to $250M.

Prior to that he worked as National Sales Manager with The Australian at News Corp. He led the sales team responsible for addressing national talent skill shortages and generating $70M of revenue from a portfolio of enterprise accounts across technology, higher education, media & marketing, commercial property, finance, law, aviation, professional services, mining & engineering, oil & gas, health & medical, Federal & State Governments, and international markets.

He has also held sales, marketing and management positions with the Travel Corporation, Melbourne Airport and Thomas Cook in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Business in Travel & Tourism Management from Victoria University and studied a Bachelor of Business in Banking & Finance at Monash University. At Victoria University he was awarded an academic scholarship to attend Virginia Tech in the USA, where he studied international trade.

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Sebastián Siseles

Vice President, International JD (University of Buenos Aires) / MBA (University of Pittsburgh) / Marketing Diploma (FAECC, Argentina)

Sebastián Siseles is responsible for creating, communicating, maintaining, and aligning the company's international expansion strategy for long-term, profitable growth, leading the team of regional directors and country managers worldwide. Sebastián is also directly involved and responsible for international launches, establishing and consolidating Freelancer's presence and growth in both developed and emerging markets, with special focus in managing company's operations across Latin America and Southern Europe. An Argentine entrepreneur with an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Sebastián has a background in law specialising in corporate finance and M&A and has taken post-graduate courses at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and the Southwestern University School of Law on International Business Transactions.

Prior to joining Freelancer, Sebastián cofounded multiple Internet and communications companies and has also served as President, Director, General Counsel, and COO in different Internet and non-technology companies, while being part of a prestigious corporate law firm in Argentina.

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Adam Byrnes
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Adam Byrnes

Vice President of Products & Growth BE (Electrical) (Hons I) / BSc (Adv) (Physics)

Adam Byrnes is responsible for expanding Freelancer across the world, particularly into markets that are dominated by non-english native speakers, such as Asia and Latin-America. He leads teams in public relations, content, marketing and translation, and has been responsible for launching Freelancer's websites internationally, including 40 dedicated regional sites and 31 languages.

Prior to joining Freelancer, Adam worked as a physics researcher at the University of Sydney in the field of photonics. During this time, he co-authored a number of academic papers in major physics journals and presented his work at the CLEO conference in California. Adam has also worked in information technology for Macquarie Group and Aalborg Industries.

Adam holds a first-class honours degree in Electrical Engineering and Advanced Physics from the University of Sydney, and studied abroad at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Helma Kusuma
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Helma Kusuma

Regional Manager, Asia BA - Public Relations (University of Indonesia)

Helma Kusuma is responsible for driving the growth of Freelancer in Indonesia. Helma's activities include liaising with local media and stakeholders, seeking opportunities to market the brand and its local website, such as, but not limited to speaking at local conferences and media events, participating in meetings/organizing meet-ups among key stakeholders, organizing events, identifying sponsorship opportunities, building and strengthening Freelancer's brand, as well as taking responsibility for all communications activities in Indonesia as the company's spokesperson for a wide variety of media and blogger inquiries.

A Communication graduate of the University of Indonesia, Helma has been in the Indonesian Communications & Public Relations industry for the last 17 years. With her in-depth knowledge of different industries sharpened by experience, Helma has led the communication teams of several local and multinational companies such as NurZahra Indonesia, Ristra Group, MNC Skyvision, Santika Premier Jakarta Hotel, and Kapital's English magazine. Prior to Freelancer, she had also managed her own local PR firm, servicing local and regional clients across Asia such as National Geographic Asia Channel, ESPN Star Sports Asia Channel, Panasonic Gobel Indonesia, and many more.

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